Healing the Shame that Binds You: Recovery Classics Edition Paperback – Illustrated, 20 January 2006
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- Paperback : 316 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0757303234
- ISBN-10 : 0757303234
- Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.91 x 21.59 cm
- Publisher : HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.; Revised ed Edition (20 January 2006)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 54,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shame is the heartbeat of addiction.
Shame is a healthy emotion, but for addicts shame is an emotion that festers. It destroys our ability to love, to find happiness, to be spontaneous and it reinforces feelings of self-loathing and unworthiness.
In recovery we learn to admit our defects and make amends, to identify the trauma and pain we have experienced and which we have caused.
In Bradshaw's groundbreaking book we learn how to rid ourselves of toxic shame and to experience shame as a healthy emotion, essential to our recovery. Healthy shame reinforces our sense of self and worthiness, allowing us to acknowledge and defend our boundaries, to feel happiness and pleasure in a life of sobriety.